The Old Deanery is a Hotel Restaurant and Bar located directly opposite the stunning Ripon Cathedral in the market town of Ripon North Yorkshire. Our historic building dates back to 1625 so if you're looking for something that little bit different; you won't be disappointed. With 11 unique rooms and a small team of staff you'll feel right at home no matter how far you've travelled.
The Old Deanery Hotel and Restaurant is a lovely old building situated in its own private grounds in the shadow of the beautiful Cathedral in Ripon yet only a few minutes walk from the market square centre of this delightful small "city" in North Yorkshire! The Old Deanery dates from 1625 but there have been many alterations over the years and this grade 2 red star listed building was refurbished as a hotel in 2003. It has a unique atmosphere where the old and the new blend in a relaxed and welcoming way. There is a walled courtyard parking area at the front and a large garden to explore at the back where guests can enjoy drinks and meals in the warmer months.
There are 3 restaurant rooms and a comfortable and stylish bar lounge on the ground floor with a log fire in winter. The food served is excellent prepared from locally sourced good quality ingredients and well presented - a place to celebrate a birthday anniversary or wedding or simply to enjoy a night away. We welcome children and dogs so celebrating can be as inclusive as you wish! Any of the restaurant rooms may be hired for exclusive use: the Cathedral dining room overlooks the Cathedral and leads into the Dean's dining room which has a garden view.
The Garden room restaurant is a delightful room from breakfast to dinner for relaxed meals and access to the garden terrace. On the first floor which is reached by the superb 17th Century oak staircase there are 6 individually designed bedrooms with high ceilings shutters at the windows and either a Cathedral or garden view. A further narrower flight of stairs takes us to the second floor where there are 5 more ensuite bedrooms with sloping beamed ceilings and smaller windows but also with a view over the garden or Cathedral.
Yes you may well hear the chimes of the Cathedral clock or perhaps the bell ringers practising on Wednesdays from 7 till 9pm but it really does add to the charm of the place.
Desk with lamp
Wireless internet connection
Free Wireless internet connection
Tea and coffee making facilities
Lock-up facility for bicycles
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Internet connection (wireless)
The Old Deanery has 3 dining areas: the Cathedral dining room which seats 24 to 30 overlooks the Cathedral
the Dean's dining room (which may be opened up to extend the length of the Cathedral Dining room) seats a further 20 to 24 and overlooks the garden
and the Garden room used for breakfast as well seats 24 people and is adjacent to the balcony leading down into the garden. Drinks and meals may also be served out on the terrace or down in the gardens.
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Other small pets
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Ripon area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
The Leper Chapel, Ripon - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Workhouse Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum)
Prison and Police Museum - 0.2 miles (Museum)
Ripon Cathedral - 0.3 miles (Cathedral)
Courthouse Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Fountains Abbey - 2.8 miles (Abbey)
Studley Royal Water Garden - 2.8 miles (Garden)
Studley Royal, St Mary Church - 2.9 miles (Historic Church)
Norton Conyers - 2.9 miles (Historic Building)
Markenfield Hall - 2.9 miles (Historic House)
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